05/06/15 3:03pm


At its final add/delete session for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2016 budget for Alexandria, Virginia, the Alexandria City Council reaffirmed its commitment to the parents of kids at Maury Elementary School and the surrounding community to do its part as part of the historic public/private partnership for a new schoolyard for the school and community.


05/06/15 1:27pm

Blackwall Hitch in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia under construction

Blackwall Hitch, the 10,000-square-foot restaurant taking over the Torpedo Factory Food Pavilion on Alexandria’s waterfront, has been making substantial progress lately. You can see in the photo above that the front windows are in and crews are working feverishly to get the new joint open.

We’re hearing an early June opening for the restaurant located at 5 Cameron Street on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Speaking of opening, the restaurant is now hiring for all positions and we also hear that you can now submit a job application on site.

05/06/15 12:47pm


We told you this was coming and is unclear why the opening was delayed.

The fences came down on Monday, May 4 for the new artificial turf athletic field and new playground areas at the Jefferson Houston PreK-8 school. The sports court, located behind the Durant Center next to the school, is the only portion that has not opened yet (see below).

I didn’t see any signs as to hours but, it is likely these areas are only for students during school hours and is open to the public during non-school hours and weekends.

To view more photos I took of the new area, click this link.


05/06/15 11:17am

Volunteers are needed to count people walking and biking in Alexandria. Thursday, May 7 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Saturday May 9 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Contact Randy Dingwell to sign up.

You can also join the Alexandria’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for a discussion of bicycle and pedestrian events and issues at the monthly BPAC meeting, on Monday, May 18 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Durant Center, located at 1605 Cameron Street in Alexandria.

(Red Brick Town Flickr Pool photo by Elvert Barnes, on Flickr)

05/06/15 11:01am

Restaurant space for lease in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Sources tell us there’s either a lease signed or a lease on the verge of being signed by a serious prospective tenant for the space previously occupied by Pat Troy’s old joint ‘Ireland’s Own’ in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. We have a pretty good idea of what’s coming and are attempting to confirm the news.

Just like our readers were the first to know that Ireland’s Own closed, our readers will be the first to know about this development.